Our 11 Favorite Locations for Destination Meetings
The world keeps getting smaller, making destination meetings more appealing. Managers have realized that everyone needs a moment to stretch outside of their normal four walls. Here are 11 awesome locations for destination meetings. Each exciting city has distinct meeting, dining, and lodging options, as well as opportunities for off-hours adventure. Best of all, they’re easily accessible from just about anywhere!
Don’t forget: Peerspace is a one-stop shop to find the perfect spot for your meeting, seminar, or workshop, especially in a city that may be unfamiliar to you. Just because it’s work doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, too.
Philly has history, a couple of great sports teams, and a whole lot of attitude. It’s a walkable, easy-to-navigate metro home to food and beverage activities like the Reading Terminal Market and Yard’s Brewing Company. Choose a unique meeting place through Peerspace to keep creativity flowing.
Take this vibrant meeting space in South Philly for example; it is equipped with standard meeting room technology but feels like a throwback rec room, with a bar, darts, and a pool table! High ceilings and natural light make it conducive to learning in a way a basement bar never could be.
2. Boston, MA
Home to more than 50 colleges and universities, Boston is teeming with the finest minds that span the realm of academia, from Harvard to Wellesley to Berklee College of Music. In 2018, Business Insider ranked Boston as one of the top 10 cities the world for innovation. This is yet another reason Boston is the perfect spot for your destination meeting.
For your conference, choose an incredible Peerspace. If you need a large space, this 7,000-square-foot multipurpose performance hall in Somerville is perfect. It’s a fantastic spot for a keynote speaker or social event, as the space boasts professional-grade sound, light, and video systems, as well as an on-site event tech and in-house event planner.
3. Austin, TX
The city that hosts SXSW surely knows about innovation in business and how to keep people entertained. Austin is known for live music and party-friendly dining options from BBQ and steaks to authentic Mexican cuisine and Amy’s Ice Creams. Hotel rooms are abundant, with over 10,000 within the city limits. Not to mention, Austin-Bergstrom Airport has been voted the Best Domestic Airport Worldwide by Travel + Leisure.
Austin also offers a variety of unique Peerspace venues. Embrace the metro’s musical vibe by holding your event in a downtown-area recording studio. If your event requires A/V recording, post-production, live streaming, and/or digital backdrops, this is where you need to be.
4. Seattle, WA
Deciding on Seattle as the spot for one of your destination meetings is akin to choosing to surround yourself with some of the greats in big business: the city is home to multiple Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Amazon, and Nintendo. Serenity in natural surroundings also abound, with the option to take advantage of both Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier.
Peerspace offers plenty of interesting, hip venues in Seattle, including a rustic and historic venue that can accommodate over 150 people. It’s a great space for your team meeting, as well as for brainstorming sessions and networking events. The icing on the cake: 100% of their profits are donated to charity.
5. Miami, FL
Vibrant nightlife, bright sunshine, and eclectic cuisine aside, Miami is growing at an astronomical pace. Sleek, modern hotels and Peerspace event venues are popping up alongside Art-Deco neighborhoods, creating a magical, varied environment. No meeting venue exemplifies that feeling more than an airy and aesthetic multipurpose warehouse studio. It’s awash in natural light and surrounded by a lush, private garden.
6. Atlanta, GA
Whether downtown, Midtown, or Buckhead, every district in Atlanta has a specific identity to suit your needs. The city is home to dozens of elite colleges and universities, including the historically black institutions Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. Visit Peerspace to book a stunning studio and event space that’s like a blank canvas for your destination meeting’s unique workshop or meeting! Create an inspired team event with art exhibits as a striking backdrop.
7. Chicago, IL
If you choose Chicago to host one of your destination meetings, you’re not alone! Many companies have designated the Windy City as the choice location for corporate events and meetings. Look forward to visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, experiencing great music in Blues Alley, and bonding over a deep-dish pizza. Book a uniquely Chicago experience through Peerspace and have your theater-style presentation or lunch meeting in a historic scientific museum, the only lakefront mansion still open to the public.
The city that never sleeps is accessible by every form of transportation. NYC has lodging and dining for every taste and price point, featuring entertainment available around every corner. It’s the center of the US financial universe, home to the United Nations, an incubator for entrepreneurship, and a world-class destination for domestic and international travelers.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to meeting spaces, but the only way to truly appreciate the vastness of this one-of-a-kind cityscape is from above. Peerspace recommends a snazzy SoHo loft penthouse with a rooftop garden for your team to unwind after a day full of innovation.
San Francisco is a breath of fresh air! The economy base is varied: it’s an axis for technology startups, as well as largely dependent on travel and tourism. It’s inclusive and colorful, with most neighborhoods offering a mix of residential and business use. The picture-perfect views are unparalleled.
Only in San Francisco can Peerspace feature a naturally lit, gorgeously designed contemporary treehouse for your team breakout sessions. An open floor plan and windows opening to the Redwoods that surround the space will make your team temporarily forget that they’re indoors.
10. Washington, DC
In Washington, DC, there are seemingly limitless lodging and dining options, diverse neighborhoods, Peerspace venues, and multiple colleges and universities to influence and encourage creativity. DC has a wide array of green and sustainable meeting options. The city’s ambitious recycling programs, water bottle refill stations, and energy conservation efforts have led to it being named the first LEED Platinum city in the world.
Give a presentation in a swanky meeting venue at Georgetown Waterfront, a modern space with an underlying current of warmth. The host will also provide an on-site event manager to assist with the details!
11. Houston, TX
Everything’s big in Texas! Houston is, without a doubt, a powerhouse of a destination meetings metro. It’s the largest city in Texas, supporting Fortune 500 companies and one of the largest ports in the country. The sheer size and vibrancy of the city’s economy will incite your team to achieve greatness!
After a day of innovation, spend happy hour at a classy downtown wine bar, which is featured on Peerspace. It offers a projector and an A/V technician, giving you the chance to broadcast the highlights of your Texas-sized day over local wine and food!
Getting your team to engage and break out of the everyday is easier when they step out of their typical four walls. Book a Peerspace today for a destination meeting that your team may never forget.